Holothurian from Mozambique
Holothurian on a rock. Most likely identification is Synallactes horridus: It seems to have 4 rows of dorsal papillae, a row of larger papillae laterally and a row of smaller tubefeet ventrolaterally. Mid ventral tubefeet presence/absence unknown. Synallactes horridus and S. Laguardai are known from the area. For the locality in the Indian Ocean, Off Mozambique and the depth (600m) Synallactes horridus Koehler & Vaney, 1905 is known from a specimen collected at 975m depth. The appendages are closer to the description, but the ossicles are needed in order to corroborate 100% the species.
|Title:||Holothurian from Mozambique|
|Identification:||Solis-Marin, Francisco and Rogacheva, Tonya and Billett, David|
|Date:||21 July 2012|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) > Order Aspidochirotida (Holothurians with feet) > Family Synallactidae (Sea cucumbers)|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Cachalote|
|Countries:||East Africa > Mozambique|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||13 August 2014|
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